Because I have a lab environment at home, I turn off my server when I’m ready playing. To turn on my server again, I need to open my browser, go to the iDrac page, logon, go to the Power Management page and click on the right button…

 

Well, since I’m an “IT guy”, I think that needs to be automated ๐Ÿ™‚

Some background information, Dell iDrac supports SSH to connect with. For SSH I use Putty.

Let’s Go! It’s easy!

First copy Putty to an easy to remember folder, like C:\Putty\putty.exe.

To connect with putty, we use the command line interface. This can easily been written in a .CMD script. Save it as PowerOn.cmd. ย The -ssh parameter connects you to the host and the -m parameter loads a script, a ssh script in our case.

C:\putty\putty.exe -ssh admin@10.0.0.99 -m C:\putty\PowerOn.sh

To power on the server, put the following command in the PowerOn.sh script:

racadm serveraction powerup

The only thing we need to do now is start the Connect.cmd script and enter our password!

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Good Luck!!!!!